Special educators often use a multisensory approach to support student engagement and learning. You can use this approach, which encourages using all senses to learn, to help reinforce learning with your child too.
Visual learners take information in when presented visually. PBS Learning offers videos, lesson plans, and activities.
- Use graphic organizers such as charts, graphs, and diagrams.
- Redraw your pages from memory.
- Replace important words and concepts with visual cues like a symbol or initials to help with comprehension.
- Watch instructional videos online. BrainPOP offers a wide variety of online videos.
Auditory learners understand information better when it is presented orally. Audible and your local library offer online books.
- Record your student’s summarized notes and listen to recordings.
- Talk it out. Have your child explain the topic they are learning about to you to help deepen his or her understanding.
- Have your child read and explain notes and assignments out loud—to you or siblings.
“Hands-on” learners like to be in motion and benefit from tactile opportunities. Scholastic Learn at Home offers daily projects for students to complete.
- Do hands-on lab experiments or projects.
- Use pictures and photographs to help illustrate concepts.
- Alternate traditional study sessions with real-world applications.
- Explore outdoor spaces, following your town’s safety guidelines.